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Data Science Consultant

  • 7 months - Starting Date: 01/09/2022
  • Netherlands
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Your career in data science starts here

As a Data Scientist your #1 priority is to enrich and empower the data platforms of our clients. During this traineeship you’ll become an expert in translating business challenges to problems that you solve with analyses or machine learning. Before you know it, you’ll own machine learning platforms like Azure Machine Learning or Vertex AI. Of course you won’t do all of this on your own. You’ll collaborate closely with data engineers to deliver kick-ass end-to-end data solutions.

1 Getting familiar

Getting familiar

Together with the other data trainees, you first get introduced to the Google Analytics concept, data usage and -structures by experienced consultants from our analytics and engineering teams. This data is central to everything we do as a marketing agency. So the first few weeks we focus on setting the right foundations for you to be able to approach more complex issues later on in the traineeship.

2 Hard skills

Hard skills

Want to get acquainted with the larger arcs of a data project, data ingestion, modelling and activation? You’ve come to the right place. More specifically, we’ll equip you with the knowledge to work on cloud platforms with tools and frameworks such as Vertex AI, Tensorflow, Docker, FastAPI and much more. And did anyone say learning by doing? You’ll get to work on a client case from ideation to delivery! Last but not least you’ll learn how to work with data engineers — bringing machine learning solutions to production.

3 Soft skills

Soft skills

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about soft skills. They’re just as important as hard skills! That’s why you’ll get plenty of guidance on developing those too. At the end of this traineeship you’ll be a star at (international) communication, collaboration, giving and receiving feedback, presenting yourself and more.

4 Fun


Work is one side of our lives. Fun is the other. That’s why we offer more than enough opportunities to relax, laugh, and let go of the hustle and bustle of work. Blow off some steam and connect with the other trainees during monthly get-togethers. Have a drink, sing some karaoke, eat a bitterbal. And since you’re part of DEPT®, of course you’re invited to our other events, activities and parties as well!


  • You are passionate about machine learning and business value

    As a data scientist, you bridge the gap between complex solutions using machine learning and how this can provide value to the business of our clients. Are you ready to drive smarter decisions?

  • You enjoy working with the latest tools and frameworks

    In a space where knowledge has a shelf life of a year, you need to stay on top of the latest trends to be relevant.

  • You know the ‘how’

    As a data scientist, you know how to structure and clean giant datasets meticulously, in order to apply your algorithms on them. You know how to recognise patterns in data that no-one else would and this enables you to make our campaigns & platforms better and smarter.


Competitive compensation package

Of course you won’t work for free. You’ll receive a competitive compensation package, with great fringe benefits as well. That includes a laptop, phone, NS-Business Card, everything you need to work from home and more.

Warm creative culture built around trust

Starting a traineeship at DEPT® means becoming part of a warm, welcoming and energetic group of creative minds from all across the globe. You’ll find yourself in an open environment that is built around creative freedom, autonomy and trust.

Personal development support

Through masterclass programs we’ll train you in both hard and soft skills, so that you can really thrive in the workplace. We’ll also help you set personal goals, provide you with whatever’s needed to reach them and evaluate them on a regular basis.

Experience-based learning

We believe that you learn by doing. That’s why this traineeship won’t just stick to theory — you’ll get to work in the field with a variety of clients. Of course we are always there to support you with training sessions, workshops and guidance.

Ask away!

1. What does the hiring process look like?

It often consists of a first phone call, an interview and you presenting a case. Take a look at our specific traineeship pages for a more in-depth overview of the process.

2. Will I do the traineeship by myself or with other trainees?

You’ll kick off your traineeship with many other trainees across all the different business teams within Dept. You will start on the same day, walk through the Masterclass Program and see each other regularly in meetings and during activities.

3. How will I be supported and guided during my traineeship?

Your go-to people are your buddy and your lead. You buddy will be your day to day support, while your lead focuses on your development, goalsetting and evaluates how you are doing. Besides that, you can count on the support of your colleagues and our People & Culture department.

4. What kind of training will I receive?

Together with your fellow trainees you’ll walk through a fixed Masterclass Program. This program consists of getting to know DEPT®, inspirational talks and personal career stories of our own Depsters. We will train you on all the soft skills that you need to get ready for you next professional career step! And of course we will also train you on all the skills that you need to become an expert in your chosen working field. Check out the specifice page of your traineeship for more information on training!

5. What kind of activities do you organise for the trainees?

At DEPT® we believe that work should be fun. That’s why you’re invited to join all the activities we organise for all of our Depsters: from beach parties to karaoke nights, cooking shows and our DEPT® Festival. To connect more with fellow trainees, we’ll also organise activities especially for you: from drinks to pizza nights and lunches.

More questions?
Get in touch!

Michaela Recruiter [email protected]